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Tuesday, November 17 2020 - 20:48
G20 at a Glance: The Role of the Civil Society in the G20 Process
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

    The G20 has a strong tradition of working with a broad range of 
organizations to bring different perspectives on socioeconomic challenges to 
the G20 table. The Engagement Groups are independent collectives that are led 
by civil society organizations and the business sector from the host country. 
They work with other organizations from G20 countries to develop policy 
recommendations that are formally submitted, through the G20 Presidency, to G20 
leaders for consideration. 

    Throughout the year, the Engagement Groups worked together, securing their 
perspective on G20 areas of focus. The Engagement Groups' contribution has 
always been central to achieving the best policy making process, contributing 
their unique expertise and experience to ensure polices shape a better world 
for all.

    The Engagement groups met regularly during 2020 to discuss and draft 
recommendations that reflect the perspectives of civil society, business, and 
academia on issues relevant to the G20 Presidency Agenda. Despite the 
unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic, the eight Engagement 
Groups maintained their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their 

    The Business 20 (B20), the G20 Engagement Group representing the 
international business community, presented recommendations focused on 
transformation for inclusive growth.
The Youth 20 (Y20),  representing global leaders of young people from more than 
23 countries, called upon the G20 countries to take actions in three 
overarching priority areas: future preparedness, youth empowerment, and global 

    The Labour 20 (L20), representing labour unions from G20 countries, 
submitted recommendations around recovery with resilience, social protection 
and labor market policies.

    The Think 20 (T20), representing the academic community, submitted 
recommendations on evidence-based solutions that promote multilateralism, 
international cooperation, the digital economy, sustainable energy, the impact 
of COVID-19 on workers, and many more.

    The Civil 20 (C20), , conducted their summit hosting 65 discussion sessions 
attended by more than 30,000 people from 109 countries around the world. The 
C20 submitted recommendations on COVID-19 response and recovery, economic and 
social justice, and the wellbeing of people and our planet.

    The Women 20 (W20), brought together women, from around the world to 
discuss gender equality as a key driver of sustainable and inclusive growth. 
Their recommendations were oriented around promoting women's economic 
development, financial & digital inclusion, employment, and entrepreneurship.

    The Science 20 (S20), representing the scientific community, held their 
summit under the theme of "Science for Navigating Critical Transitions" and 
presented their proposals focusing on the future of health, developing a 
circular economy, and the digital revolution.

    The Urban 20 (U20), representing City Mayors from around the globe that 
provide the urban perspective, hosted their summit around a diverse agenda, 
focused on but not limited to climate action, social consolidation and 
integration, and sustainable economic growth towards prosperous communities.  

    For more information about Engagement Groups, visit their websites here:

    Further information about the G20, including the Presidency Agenda and full 
program of events, visit: 

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Source: Saudi G20 Presidency